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OEM parts... what does it mean to you? #5396584 04/07/20 03:47 PM
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When you say "OEM parts", what do you mean?

I think this term is thrown around in a rather haphazard way...

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Extra credit: what does OE and OES mean to you?

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Same parts as what the car came with from the factory.

Re: OEM parts... what does it mean to you? [Re: atikovi] #5396592 04/07/20 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by atikovi
Same parts as what the car came with from the factory.




Uh , no.


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Re: OEM parts... what does it mean to you? [Re: brages] #5396601 04/07/20 04:03 PM
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To me OE parts means that it comes from the manufacturer of the vehicle with their logo on it or a manufacturer's parts company like AC Delco, Motocraft, Mopar etc... in the case of GM brands, Ford brands, and Chrysler brands. I like how Rock Auto will tip you off on somethings though, like NTK makes the Nissan oxygen sensors, so they will tell you the NTK makes the OE sensors so you know that it's ok to buy the NTK part instead of paying extra for Nissan to slap their logo on it.

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Re: OEM parts... what does it mean to you? [Re: brages] #5396602 04/07/20 04:04 PM
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Example - Rear Brake Pads for a 10-15 RX350/11-18 Sienna. Part #04466-0E010.

Genuine: Brake Pads sold in a red toyota box. The pads are made by Akebono in Japan.

OE: Hypothetically, if Akebono sold the exact-same formula in their own box, which does not happen.

OES: Toyota's service line replacement for this application, which is #04466-AZ109. These pads are acceptable for use during customer-pay brake jobs but are actually made by Advics. The formula is slightly different than what the car is originally equipped with.

OEM: Any set of brake pads made by Akebono, even if they are not the same formula as the pads that are sold in the Toyota. For example, Akebono Proact pads would qualify as "OEM" pads for this application since Akebono was the original supplier, even though the ProACT is very different than the pads that Akebono supplied to Toyota.

Originally Posted by atikovi
Same parts as what the car came with from the factory.

Nope.

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Re: OEM parts... what does it mean to you? [Re: atikovi] #5396603 04/07/20 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by atikovi
Same parts as what the car came with from the factory.


If it is a BMW car, is it OEM if:

1. BMW branded part originally made by Bosch
2. Bosch part identical to #1 but with BMW logo ground off
3. Bosch part but not obviously identical to #1

Re: OEM parts... what does it mean to you? [Re: PimTac] #5396608 04/07/20 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by PimTac
Originally Posted by atikovi
Same parts as what the car came with from the factory.




Uh , no.


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Re: OEM parts... what does it mean to you? [Re: brages] #5396610 04/07/20 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by brages
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Same parts as what the car came with from the factory.


If it is a BMW car, is it OEM if:

1. BMW branded part originally made by Bosch
2. Bosch part identical to #1 but with BMW logo ground off
3. Bosch part but not obviously identical to #1


1 and 2, not 3.

Re: OEM parts... what does it mean to you? [Re: The Critic] #5396614 04/07/20 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by The Critic
OEM: Any set of brake pads made by Akebono, even if they are not the same formula as the pads that are sold in the Toyota. For example, Akebono Proact pads would qualify as "OEM" pads for this application since Akebono was the original supplier, even though the ProACT is very different than the pads that Akebono supplied to Toyota..


I think you're confusing the term, OEM part from the term, OEM manufacturer. In this example it's NOT an OEM part but it is from an OEM manufacturer.

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Originally Posted by atikovi
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OEM: Any set of brake pads made by Akebono, even if they are not the same formula as the pads that are sold in the Toyota. For example, Akebono Proact pads would qualify as "OEM" pads for this application since Akebono was the original supplier, even though the ProACT is very different than the pads that Akebono supplied to Toyota..


I think you're confusing the term, OEM part from the term, OEM manufacturer. In this example it's NOT an OEM part but it is from an OEM manufacturer.

In the aftermarket world, many shops feel OEM manufacturer = OEM part, and that is how they justify charging dealer part pricing for "OEM manufacturer" parts.


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OE= The parts that came on the vehicle when it shipped from the manufacturer
OES= Original Equipment Supplier, maybe one of many parts suppliers to the manufacturer and parts are wrapped and branded with the vehicle manufactures trademark.
OEM= Original Equipment Manufacturer, may be produced on the same assembly line as OES but without the packaging and branding usually at a lower cost than OES.

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My guesses:
OE- original equipment part identical to what was delivered with the car new. Like Toyota brand
OES- original equipment supplier, or made to OE standard, don't know which. Beck Arnley may be an example.
OEM- original equipment manufacturer, they make the OE and their own version. Like Denso versus Toyota Denso.

I guess someone else said about the same.

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It means it come from the manufacturer rather than their OEM. For example it is a Toyota part and not a Nippon Denso. I know they should be the same in theory but that's not what my definition of OEM means.

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Re: OEM parts... what does it mean to you? [Re: brages] #5396745 04/07/20 07:14 PM
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OEM
An original equipment manufacturer is a company that produces parts and equipment that may be marketed by another manufacturer.
For example, Foxconn, a Taiwanese electronics company, manufactures parts and equipment for OEMs including Apple, Dell, Google, Huawei and Nintendo.

The OEM sells to a VAR - Value Added Reseller.
The VAR and OEM work closely; the OEM provides components based on the VAR's specifications.

These are terms used in manufacturing; specifically in Supply Chain Management.

A manufacturing company can be an OEM, a VAR or both.
FYI, The Critic wins the prize.

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